La Traviata (1992)

25 January ’92 > 4 February ’92


The courtesan Violetta Valéry falls in love with Alfredo Germont. She decides to give up her immoral life in fashionable Paris and settles with him in the countryside.

Alfredo’s father Giorgio asks Violetta to break off the scandalous relationship with his son, otherwise the upcoming wedding of Alfredo’s sister will be jeopardized. Violetta, who knows she is suffering from consumption, fears that this separation will kill her. Nevertheless, she grants Giorgio’s wish and returns to her former protector, Baron Douphol.

During a party, the desperate Alfredo insults Violetta in public. The Baron challenges him to a duel. Finally, Giorgio Germont informs his son about Violetta’s sacrifice. Alfredo then rushes to her sickbed. Just before Violetta dies, the two lovers are briefly reunited.


Violetta Valery Nicola Ferner-Waite
Alfredo Germont Christian Papis
Gorgio Germont, his father John Rawnsley
Flora Bervoix Annett Andriesen
Annina Bernadette ter Heyne
Gastone, Visconte de Letorières  Henk Vonk
Barone Douphol Johannes Mannov
Marchese d’Obigny Hans van Heiningen
Dottore Grenvil Tom Haenen
Giuseppe, Domestico, Commissionario Students of the Conservatory


Direction Göran Järvefelt, Peter Watson
Musical direction Martine André
Set and costume design Carl Friedrich Oberle
Orchestra Limburgs Symphonie Orkest


‘Tension-free direction at Opera Zuid wrapped in aesthetic images’